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Group Pushes for Windows 7's Second Life as Free Software

An industry group is urging Microsoft to release its proprietary Windows 7 code as free software.

Azure Misconfiguration Exposes 250 Million Microsoft Customer Accounts

Microsoft warned users that their customer support case information may have been exposed at the end of 2019 due to security misconfigurations in an Azure-hosted database.

Microsoft Offers Resources for Orgs Stuck on Windows Server 2008

For organizations that still haven't transitioned away from Windows Server 2008, which lost support on Jan. 14, Microsoft is extending some help.

Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge Hits a Release Milestone

The first "stable" release of Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser is now commercially available, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Commits $1 Billion to Going 'Carbon Negative' in 10 Years

Microsoft is aiming to become "carbon negative" by 2030 thanks to a companywide carbon-reduction initiative it announced on Thursday.

In a Post-Windows 7 World, Orgs Learn To Navigate Windows 10

The 10-year-old Windows 7 operating system fell out of support this week on Jan. 14, 2020, marking the end of an era.

Report: Microsoft Planning To Axe Microsoft Store for Business

According to a Friday media report, the Microsoft Store for Business, formerly known as the "Windows Store for Business," is on the software deprecation chopping block.

Microsoft Readies Office 365 Improvements Aimed at Firstline Workers

Microsoft announced some upcoming Office 365 enhancements, many designed to support so-called "firstline workers," at the NRF 2020 event for retailers this week.

Microsoft Launches Preview of Office 365's Fluid Framework

Office 365 tenancies with access to early update releases are beginning to receive an "early preview" of Microsoft's Fluid Framework for Office 365.

End-of-Support Scramble for Many Microsoft Business Products

Businesses running Microsoft's business software are facing all sorts of end-of-support deadlines at the start of 2020.

Report: 'Digital Transformation' Prompting Evolution in IT Roles

Employment is shifting away from typical IT maintenance support jobs as organizations look more toward carrying out so-called "digital transformation" objectives.

Microsoft Invites Orgs To 'Project Cortex' Preview, With Some Catches

Organizations wanting to participate in a private preview of Project Cortex can now check their qualifications against Microsoft's rather strict participation criteria.

Windows 7 Extended Security Updates Confusion: A Microsoft CSP Explains

Microsoft CSP MessageOps recently tried to answer some of the most pressing questions facing organizations concerning the Windows 7 Extended Security Updates program.

Microsoft's Chromium-Based Edge Browser Launching Next Month

Microsoft is set to launch its new Chromium-based Edge browser, based on the Google-backed Chromium Projects technology, on Jan. 15, 2020.

Microsoft Shares Coming Windows Server 20H1 Improvements

Microsoft recently detailed a few improvements coming to the next release of Windows Server, including faster PowerShell performance and a smaller container size.

Microsoft Bringing Teams to Linux in Preview

A limited preview of the Microsoft Teams app is now available for select Linux desktop operating systems, making it "the first Microsoft 365 app" to run on Linux.

Classic SharePoint Blogs Approaching 'Retirement'

A recent Microsoft Message Center post indicates that "classic" blogs used by SharePoint Online subscribers are on their way toward "retirement."

As Windows Phone Support Ends, Microsoft Steers Users Toward Integrated Office App

The Excel, OneNote PowerPoint and Word applications for the Windows 10 Mobile operating system will lose support on Jan. 12, 2021, Microsoft announced recently.

Microsoft Starts Rollout of Endpoint Configuration Manager Update 1910

The rollout of Update 1910 for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, formerly known as "System Center Configuration Manager" (SCCM), has begun.

Microsoft Plans To Axe Office 365 Delve Blogs

Microsoft recently revealed its plan to disable Office 365's Delve Blogs feature starting in December.

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